ASAP, Department of Higher Education (DHE), Government of Kerala (GOK) and the Wadhwani Foundation announced a strategic partnership which aims at improved employability of students in Kerala through vocational and other educational training programs by supporting Additional Skill Acquisition programme and Community Colleges in the State. Authorized signatories included Dr. Reju M.T., CEO, ASAP and Austin Thomas, EVP, Wadhwani Foundation.
Wadhwani Foundation will support the Skill Development initiative of the Department of Higher Education including the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) initiative which is working towards connecting learning and livelihoods in a model that addresses critical issues affecting the quality of life and future of students in both Schools and Higher Education.
Key areas of this collaboration between the Wadhwani Foundation and ASP include successful introduction and integration of skills into higher education for the students enrolled in Community Colleges and ASAP program, assist and advise on curriculum development and assessment guidelines as per National Occupational Standards created by SSCs or local industry and to ensure alignment of the Curriculum as per the Qualification Pack (QP) of the specified Job Role, develop strategies for scaling and sustaining the new courses and build capacity, support in developing Community Skills Park – the unique PPP model Skill Development Center and provide more than 1000 hours of online and e-learning modules developed by Skills Development Network [SDN] of the Wadhwani Foundation.
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